Former President Barack Obama told Politico that if President Trump decides to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, then he will speak out in alarming ways.
Obama’s plan is to post a statement on Facebook and then link it to twitter said a source that spoke to Politico.
Obama has about 94.4 million twitter followers, and 54 million likes to his Facebook page.
Obama’s actions may change, however, depending on how Trump ultimately handles DACA.
Obama created DACA after he used executive actions in June 2012. A move which has created critics and is a show of his overreach of his presidential power.
DACA temporarily blocks undocumented immigrants who were brought to America as children and then sought work permits from deportation. Dreamers can apply for a renewable work permit every two years, and nearly 800,000 people who entered the U.S. illegally as children have since benefited from DACA.
Trump is reported to make a formal announcement about DACA on Tuesday after wrestling with the issue for months. Trump will end the program following a six-month delay, reported Politico on Sunday.
Trump has continuously criticized DACA during hil 2016 election campaign, calling it illegal “amnesty.”
Meanwhile, Obama swore during his last press conference as president that he would defend DACA against attempts to eliminate it.
“The notion that we would just arbitrarily or because of politics punish those kids, when they didn’t do anything wrong themselves, I think would be something that would merit me speaking out,” he said on Jan. 18.